Blue Marble Bash

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Celebrate what brings us together at the FIUTS Blue Marble Bash, an annual fundraising event for FIUTS programs that engage student leaders in diplomacy, dialogue, and action!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Swedish Club NW, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle

Evening Events:

6:00 PM - Silent auction, hosted beer and wine bar, appetizers

7:15 PM - Dinner, student speakers, dessert


Why "Blue Marble"?

The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers (28,000 miles). It is one of the most reproduced images in human history.

FIUTS celebrates and honors the diversity of our "Blue Marble" by bringing our community together to support cross-cultural understanding and global student leadership.


Student Speakers

We are honored to have three students involved in FIUTS programs who will be sharing their stories at the event.


Nadine Gibson is an 8th grader from the Puget Sound area. She has been an ambassador with FIUTS twice and has participated in its Seattle Language and Culture Institute summer program. She's excited to share her stories and smiles at Blue Marble Bash.


Man Marcaida III is a first-year master’s student from the Philippines in Environmental and Forest Sciences. Coming to the U.S. for the first time knowing nobody and nothing about Seattle was nerve-wracking for him! Man found a roadmap to his new adventure through FIUTS and opportunities to meet new friends along the way. Man is especially thrilled to share his homestay program experience and how it helped him find his way and settle in to this new city.


Madeline Kusnadi is a senior at the University of Washington from Indonesia studying Creative Writing. She is currently serving as the secretary and Marketing co-chair for the FIUTS Student Board, while also participating in various FIUTS events, including CulturalFest and the pen pal program. Maddie is excited to share the story of how she found a sense of belonging at FIUTS through resilience.

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